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When the tiny, headstrong Kirikou is ready to be born, he demands: "Mother, bring me into the world" - and, in this wonderfully original animated film, he never loses his hunger for life. Kirikou may be tiny, but he is mighty, and his fellow villagers sing his praises as he helps them fix their problems. When the village is threatened by the evil sorceress Karaba, who has made all the men disappear, it is little Kirikou who is entrusted with the task of putting a stop to her wicked ways. Beautifully animated landscapes and folk songs bring this traditional African tale to life.
A resource to support primary Into Film Club members watch, discuss and review French films.
Anime about a 13-year-old witch-in-training who, as part of her calling, has to spend a year living away from her mother in a new town.
5–11 years 103 mins
A touching story backdropped by beautiful Mongolian scenery, as little Nansal befriends a stray dog.
7–11 years 89 mins
Memorable film about a boy growing up in a working-class area of London after World War Two, who becomes obsessed with a fable he hears.
7+ years 90 mins
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We look at how LAIKA's Kubo and the Two Strings recreates an authentic-yet-fantastic ancient Japan, whilst pushing the boundaries of stop-motion animation.
Reading time 7 mins
A film list that explores the history of hand-drawn animation.
No. of films13
A selection of films which explore the many worlds of fairy tales, from early interpretations to modern-day innovations.
Suitable forAll ages
No. of films30
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